2017, A Year in A Hay Bale!
(You will want to hang on for this ride!)
Before the ride begins, lets take a moment to Thank all of our Military who are sacrificing being away from home and their families to keep our freedoms. Our thoughts are with them and their families this Holiday season.
The Bwc2Crew would like to thank every one who has supported, donated and/or volunteered this year. Your support has helped us to Pioneer Alternative Solutions for PTSD and Autism. We are 100% volunteer driven. Which means, every dollar donated is spent on our programs. We are $2500 from reaching our goal for this year due to a few unfortunate happenings. You have a few days left this year to get in a tax-deductible donation. Click the link below to secure yours now!
This year has flown by rather fast! It seems like it was just July and now here we are on the cusp of 2018. The weather is finally starting to turn cooler making winter more of a reality now than it was a couple of weeks ago. Like the weather, the Bwc2Crew has also gone through some dramatic changes this year. We have faced and braved adversity and are looking forward to continuing with our journey.
Now For the Ride!
It begins with a record rainfall in January and February. In January our ranch received rain 14 of the 31 days of the month. This may be fine and we all know we need the rain but nobody said anything about the mud!!! In February, our ranch received rain 18 of the 28 days of the month! Again, more mud! For the safety of our clients and volunteers there was very little horse activity. Dave and two Board members were hand walking the horses during this time. Conditions were so bad we could not even drive our cars up to our barn. Not running our programs during this, we lost a lot of our donations.
As the rainy season finally came to an end, we were beginning to get our Children’s program back into full swing. Then June came in like a wrecking ball and we decided to shut the Children’s program down for the duration of the year. On a side note, we will be starting our Children’s program again in early 2018.
June had to throw in its own activity with threats to our horses’ lives as well as Dave. After a detailed investigation, the authorities that be had ruled the threats as a hoax.
July, August and September rolled through with more days over 100 degrees than below. Wind that kicked up dirt devils across our round pen and turn outs. Not the healthiest air quality for a horse. In September, due to circumstances beyond our control, we had to cancel our Artwork Fiesta 2017 fundraiser and what was going to be our first Bwc2 poker tournament fundraiser. Two of the reasons we are $2500 short on our goal for this year.
However, despite all the adversities, the Bwc2crew had a record number of Veterans for the year. We love our Veterans! Through our alternative solutions we have been able to hear Veterans tell us they are sleeping through the night for the first time in years. They say they are able to deal with people better, driving slower and many other accomplishments too long to list.
We would like to invite anyone to the ranch that would like to see first hand how we are giving back to our military as they help us with our horses.
Bwc2’s only overhead is taking care of the horses. Although we had record rain, excessive heat, wind and threats, we still have our horses to care for.
To help us out, you can make a one time donation. We are also looking for 50 new donors who can donate $25 a month. Please forward this email to anyone who would be interested in our mission of “Pioneering Alternative Solutions for PTSD and Autism”.